Press release April 20, 2011 03:30:00 PM CET

Metso participating in sustainable urban planning project in China with Aalto University

Metso Corporation's press release on April 20, 2011 at 3:30 p.m. local time


Metso, in collaboration with Aalto University and Aalto Tongji Design Factory, is implementing the Good Mill project to create an eco-efficient urban planning model that embraces ethical values. The project integrates the urban environment, industry and sustainability in a new, innovative way. The model example used in the plan is Chongming Island, located in Shanghai, China.


"The goal is to create a foundation for an ecological, urban community in which industry is an integral element in the heart of the metropolis," says Petteri Venetjoki from Metso Industrial Design Center.

"The Good Mill project has been very successful in its mission to develop a future factory concept that is based on a completely new way of thinking and is part of the heart of the Chinese eco-city. Tight collaboration between Metso's experts and both universities has been the key to success in the project," says Professor Kalevi Ekman, Director, Aalto Design Factory.

Metso's advanced technology in e.g. recycling, bioenergy and paper manufacturing, and expertise have played an important role in the project. At this point, the goal of the Good Mill project is concept planning. In the plan, waste management, recycling and energy production are handled on the residents' terms without compromising comfort and ecology aspects. The project aims to create a concept that promotes sustainability and can be used in future urban planning.

Aalto University, located in Finland, is a new science and arts community formed by the merger of the Helsinki School of Economics, the University of Art and Design Helsinki, and the Helsinki University of Technology.

Aalto Tongji Design Factory is a joint project between Aalto University and the Chinese Tongji University. It is an opening to collaboration between the universities. Aalto Tongji Design Factory has multidisciplinary and international courses, events and projects.


Metso is a global supplier of sustainable technology and services for mining, construction, power generation, automation, recycling and the pulp and paper industries. We have about 28,500 employees in more than 50 countries.


For further information for the press, please contact:


Petteri Venetjoki, Chief of Industrial Design, Paper business line, Metso, tel. +358 20 482 8312

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